Cosmic Skies

Hi there! Apologies that we have neglected our blog for a few days.. we needed to spend every minute dispatching orders and continuing with the unpacking in our super new premises!

Our Design Team have lots of gorgeous new projects so we’ll be catching up with them over the next few days.


Jane Tyrrell has a fantastic new card to share…




Today is my weekly Design Team inspiration for Visible Image. This week I chose to use another of the fab older sentiments which works perfectly for my post today.



This stamp has such a unique typeface. I have often used the “eye” as a partner for this stamp but I decided I wanted to showcase this great sentiment all by itself.


I had the idea to stamp the sentiment on clear acetate “window” and then create a very textured starry sky.


This is my Distress Oxide starry sky..



 To add some sparkly stars I used sparkle medium through the


Cosmic Skies stencil..




 I used a clear based one as the inks soak into the medium and take up a wonderful glow…



I made my “window” and used little star brads in each corner to attach my sentiment.




Here is my finished card..


In real life it has a very textured sparkle, just like the sky at night twinkling..




Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x



 Awesome card Jane.. your cosmic sky is stunning! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later with fabulous inspiration from Heather Mitchell featuring another of our stencils!


Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx




Somewhere In Time…

Good Evening! We are back with our 3rd dose of awesome inspiration this evening!

We’re really excited to share the very first Design Team project by Heather Mitchell…




I was super inspired when my Visible Image DT kit arrived (and just a little blown away at the awesomeness of the stamps).  I got very excited as, even though they’re sold in sets, they are so interchangeable and many of the images and sentiments can be used in different ways… which, as a crafter, is just fabulous!



The Somewhere in Time set really caught my eye.  I love the fractured pocket watch… it seemed to represent how I’m feeling at the moment.


Obviously, me being me, I had to start with an inky background and so I reached for some watercolour paper and my Distress Oxide’s



I loved the stormy look I created with the Oxide and spritzed with gold ink to add a little sparkle


I’ve added elements of ‘Fibres‘ and the gorgeous ‘Strobes‘ stencils before stamping the text from ‘Scripted Streets‘ and the cogs from ‘Somewhere in Time’



I placed the ‘Strobe’ stencil so it looks like light is shining onto the main image




Text stamps are a great way to add texture and break up areas of colour


Once the background was complete, I could start adding the main images.  Using Wow! Embossing powder, I stamped the background of the watch and added the detailed image over the top once cooled



The detail on Visible Image stamps is just incredible…
even the smallest detail stamps perfectly every time


To break up the text, I’ve used the rain stamp from the ‘Sparkle in the Rain‘ set before adding the sentiment.  The title ‘Time’ stamp is from the ‘Somewhere in Time’ set and the sentiment from ‘What Really Matters



I hope you like my first post for Visible Image, it’s been quite daunting… and for those of you that like to know what’s been used, here’s a list of the magic ingredients used in this project:




Visible Image Products:


Somewhere in Time




Scripted Streets




Sparkle in the Rain




What Really Matters




Fibres stencil




Strobes stencil




Distress Ink Pads:
Oxides: Iced Spruce, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Oxides Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass



Wow! Embossing Powders:
Primary Ebony Super Fine, Metallic Silver



Other Items:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ‘Basically Bare’



Love this card.. the colours are so stunning together and all the background stamping looks fantastic.
Thank you Heather ♡

You will find more of Heather’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Lisa Taggart!


If you missed any of our earlier posts today, you’ll find them HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx